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2017 Roy Williams
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The Interrogation comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. Starring Kenneth Cranham as Detective Inspector Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage. Praise for Williams' writing in the first series of The Interrogation: "He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2017 Sarah Pinborough
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Rosie Cavaliero and Tracy Wiles read this tale about relationships with a catch Episode 1 Single mum Louise meets the man of her dreams in a bar, but there is a catch.  Episode 2 Louise experiences David's anger when he finds out about her friendship with Adele. 
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2017 Paula Hawkins
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The author of the global phenomenon 'The Girl on the Train' returns with 'Into the Water', her addictive novel of psychological suspense. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Tim Pigott-Smith
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A librarian is haunted by voices - and also by the memory of some of her past actions. This newly commissioned work by Tim Pigott-Smith is a story of passion, interwoven with much darker emotions, which the troubled heroine seeks to suppress. The reader is Tim's wife, Pamela Miles. Produced by David Roper A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Roald Dahl
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Celebrating the centenary year of his birth(1916), a dramatisation of Dahl's autobiographical adventures. Adapted by Lucy Catherine and directed by Helen Perry Episode 1   Beginning aboard the SS Mantola, Dahl sets sail for Africa at the tender age of 22. He experiences the remnants of colonial British life, filled with eccentric characters, and is thrown into a world as bizarre and surprising as any you will find in his fiction. "Life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Tales of the supernatural in modern, everydaysettings, by Sophie Hannah. Read by Polly Frame. Producer: Jeremy Osborne Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.  Episode 1 - The Visitors Book, Part 1 Victoria's friend Aaron has moved to a two-bedroom house in Walthamstow. But why does he have a visitors book? And why is Victoria so determined not to sign it? Episode 2 - The Visitors Book, Part 2 Victoria investigates why Aaron has called his house Netterden. Episode 3 - The Last...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 James Meek
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James Purefoy stars in James Meek's metaphysical thriller. University professor Carl has devoted his life to the work of a philosopher in self-exile on a remote island in Estonia. The great man has never responded to Carl's weekly correspondence. And now he has died. Carl, devastated, is consoled to learn he has been appointed executor to the literary estate. Until he finds who his co-executor is... Carl - James Purefoy Lena - Emma Sidi Jonny - Tom Forrister Vice Chancellor - Brian Protheroe...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Alex Garland
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Joe Dempsie reads Alex Garland's cult tale of paradise sought and lost. Abridged by Sara Davies.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Trevor Preston
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A psychological thriller by BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston. Ruth was a successful investigative journalist until a terrible accident in France. Her physical recovery now takes second place to her desperate need to remember what really happened that night. Only recovering that memory can allay the fears that fill her every thought. Directed by Toby Swift   Ruth - Raquel Cassidy Dr Quinn - Caroline Catz Elsa - Jasmine Hyde Bernard - Stephane Cornicard Jean - Chris Pavlo Farid - Maximilien...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Ira Levin
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Kim Cattrall reads the classic best-selling horror about a young, newly married couple who move into a fashionable Manhattan block which harbours a terrifying secret. Read by Kim Cattrall Abridged by Jeremy Osborne Produced by Karen Rose A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.  
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Neil Noon
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England has been ravaged by floods. Father Ford, a young vulnerable priest, has been sent by his Bishop to a particularly bleak and windswept part of England to assess the viability of continuing worship in a grim little village church, flood-ravaged and isolated. There he meets what seems to be the hamlet's one remaining resident, Perry. But, as time passes, the two men start to believe they are not alone after all. A profound, poetic and haunting multi-layered drama by Neil Noon, starring Lee...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Roald Dahl
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To celebrate the centenary year of Roald Dahl's birth (2016), a full dramatization of tales from his own childhood. Sometimes magical, sometimes grotesque but always true, Dahl's boyhood stories are as remarkable asthe acclaimed fiction he would go on to write as an adult. "An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life. It is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography." The story of Roald Dahl's childhood is filled with excitement and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Robert Aickman
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Gideon Coe reads Robert Aickman's teasingly elusive strange tale, with a soundtrack by Vic Mars.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Oliver Emanuel
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A man goes through a cardboard box. Each piece of paper he picks out holds a memory. Pieced together the memories tell the story of an everyday and extraordinary love affair. Folded into that is a brief, and sometimes fictional, history of paper. Starring Mark Bonnar and Lucy Gaskell Directed by Kirsty Williams. Him - Mark Bonnar Her- Lucy Gaskell
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Various
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Four specially-commissioned stories in the Dangerous Visions,Dark Vignettes series. Blackout by Julian Simpson "Yesterday was the day when the phones stopped working." But the phones are only the start, as London is plunged into an internet and power blackout. A woman starts a diary of the first days as she watches first the infrastructure and then the civilisation of her city begin to collapse. Read by Nicola Walker  Directed by Julian Simpson Produceed by Jeremy Osborne The Fanglur...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Nick Walker
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Four new cases land on the desk of Detective Annika Strandhed, queen of the Oslo Police boat patrol. Annika's neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Saga Norén or Sarah Lund, but may be better company. Although Mikel, her long-suffering forensic photographer, might disagree. Read by Nicola Walker Episode 1: False Signals The Asker Accident - a plane disaster in 1972 -...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2016 Cath Staincliffe
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When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Susan Pellier, a 73 year-old recluse, died intestate with no known next of kin, Dan and Rachel's quest to find an heir leads them to a heartbreaking discovery. Dan.....William Ash Rachel.....Claire Keelan Morelli.....Russell Dixon Barbara.....Kellie Shirley Susan.....Ellie Meigan Rose...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 John Osborne
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To celebrate sixty years since John Osborne wrote his classic play, Richard Wilson directs a radio dramatisation with David Tennant as Jimmy Porter.  The play that launched the Angry Young Man movement has lost none of its bite and still disturbs and questions in equal measure. Jimmy Porter - David Tennant Alison - Nancy Carroll Cliff - Daniel Evans Helena - Claire Price Colonel - Ian McKellen Directed by  Richard Wilson Produced by  Clive Brill  A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.  Sat 30...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades.. Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock Abridged by Katrin Williams Produced by Duncan Minshull (Omnibus of five episodes)  Episode 1 At Repton School in the 1930's he reported back on jolly japes, and asked 'Mama' to ask his sister to feed his mouse.. Episode 2 With Royal Shell he...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Episode 1 - Contact   The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Today's drama is set in the Family Courts where Harry, a sperm donor, is trying to get a court order to allow him to see 'his' daughter. Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing Beth - the mother - who is now in a lesbian relationship and would prefer Harry to keep his distance. Harry offered to donate sperm so his lesbian friend and work colleague, Beth, could have a baby. After the birth...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Irène Némirovsky
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Drama set in 1900s France adapted from Irene Nemirovsky's novella about Gladys Eysenach, an older woman so obsessed with her lost youth, she will stop at nothing, including murder. Translated by Sandra Smith Dramatised by Ellen Dryden Gladys - Frances Barber Nemirovsky - Anna Francolini Jeanne - Anna Francolini Bernard - Ashley Margolis Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2016 Alastair Jessiman
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Episode 1 A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands becomes the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. He travels north, accompanied by his girlfriend Kat, but they discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas feels the full force of local resentment and has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. Episode 2 During a visit to a religious...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Elizabeth von Arnim
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Elizabeth von Arnim's semi-autobiographical first novel - first published in 1898 and written as a series of diary entries - details the joys and frustrations of creating a garden on her husband's family estate in northern Germany. Elizabeth is a wild spirit whose minor eccentricities (she is happiest when eating salad outdoors) bemuse the servants and shock her high-born neighbours. Rather than hating the estate's remoteness and dilapidation, Elizabeth sees her sojourn there as an opportunity...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2015 Moira Buffini
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Harriet Walter stars in Moira Buffini's outrageous black comedy of appetite. Paige - Harriet Walter Wynne - Penny Downie Hal - Paul Bazely Sian - Pippa Bennett-Warner Mike - Peter McDonald Waiter - David Hounslow Producer - Jonquil Panting
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Owen Sheers
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"The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door." After the sudden loss of his wife, writer Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelsons, who live next door - Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters Lucy and Rachel. The family seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy,...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Life in the remote East Coast village of Ait appears to be determined by inexplicable influences. With Greg Wise as Linus Scott.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Karen Brown
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Inspired by a true story - An ambitious policeman is duped. Dean Ellis believes his life is coming together; he gets the new job in Fraud, the new girlfriend, and then everything falls apart. Dean Ellis - Matthew McNulty Jen - Rachel Leskovac Ian - Craig Gallivan Laura - Rachel Austin Sgt Walker - Roger Morlidge DI Edwards - Hugh Simon Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Roy Williams
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The fourth series of The Interrogation comprises three contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. The series features Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Chief Inspector Max Matthews and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage, two police officers from different generations and different worlds, but together they make an excellent team. Their professional relationship has slowly evolved over the years, especially since Sean was seriously wounded in the...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Tessa Hadley
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Sian Thomas reads Tessa Hadley's powerful and haunting novel, a beautifully observed portrait of a family and the change wrought by time across the generations. Three middle-aged sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. Under the idyllic surface, there are immediate tensions.  Secrets, misunderstandings and passion play out as the characters shift and reappraise and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2015 Iris Murdoch
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Jeremy Irons stars Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker prize winning novel, dramatised by Robin Brooks. Charles Arrowby, a distinguished theatre-director, decides to retire to a remote house by the sea in order to write his memoirs. After encountering his adolescent love, he sets out on a mission to reclaim her and, in so doing, redeem the misdemeanours of his past. But a young man appears with a mission of his own.  Charles Arrowby - Jeremy Irons Lizzie Scherer - Joanna David Gilbert Opian - Anthony...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Peter Whalley
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Psychological thriller. When the law has failed, is it ever morally acceptable to impose your own justice? Jane, by chance, says she has found the man who violently attacked her five years ago. But Jane, a few years ago, mistakenly identified a man who she thought attacked her. So who is this man she's accusing, and has she got it right this time? Jane - Lyndsey Marshal Mike - Graeme Hawley Neil - Will Ash Cath - Nicola Ferguson Detective - Kate Coogan Produced and directed by Pauline Harris  ...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Jim Broadbent
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In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl of Leete has resorted to the odd murder and a degree of coercion.  Stars Jim Broadbent.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Simon Passmore
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Tasked with producing an item for a television show about Britain's worst film director, researcher Mia goes in search for the fabled horror film Earworm and its creator. Urban myths surround this little known video nasty, with rumours that cast and crew suffered unexplained accidents during production, its director went into hiding after destroying all known copies of the film, and that its soundtrack is capable of affecting the viewer in sinister ways. Spurred on rather deterred by the myths,...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Muriel Gray
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What has caused a ten-year-old boy to firebomb the home of his elderly, house-bound neighbour? Child psychologist Vivienne McKay has never seen a case like it: the boy, Neville, is from an ordinary loving family and has never been in trouble before. The police have one clue to go on, a name, Razbunare, the only thing the boy will tell them. As they question Eastern Europeans working on local farms, Vivienne slowly gains Neville's trust. But nothing in her training or experience prepares her for...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Iris Murdoch
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A group of over-cultivated characters attempt to behave in a civilised manner as they swap partners. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt. Martin - Julian Rhind-Tutt Antonia - Victoria Hamilton Palmer Anderson - Matthew Marsh Honor Klein - Helen Schlesinger Georgie - Rhiannon Neads Alexander - Sam Dale Author - Iris Murdoch Adaptor - Stephen Wakelam Director - Sally Avens
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Julian Simpson
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In the heart of the English countryside in a specialist residential hospital. A man, a government agent, is in a fugue state - a psychological shutdown - the result of something seemingly threatening that has taken place in a remote village. Needing to act before the situation escalates and believing the patient can still hear, Doctor Fallon uses sound recordings to recreate events leading up to the point of shutdown, to prompt the patient's brain into remembering what has happened. Julian...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Elizabeth von Arnim
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While at their Shaftesbury Avenue club on a rainy February day, Rosie and Lottie discover they have been reading the same advertisement in The Times:- To Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine. Small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let Furnished for the month of April. Can they seize this opportunity and escape to the sunny Italian Riviera or is it just an impossible dream? Dramatised by Vivienne Allen Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale Narrator - Jenny...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Koji Suzuki
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'Listen. Watch. Until the end. You will be consumed by the lost.' British journalist Mitchell Hooper lives in Tokyo with his wife Toni. When he begins investigating the mysterious deaths of four teenagers, he discovers a nightmarish secret. They all died after watching the same video tape. When Mitchell watches the tape himself, he is cursed to die in seven days. And so as the countdown to death begins, he must solve the riddle of the curse. Ring is Japanese horror at its best - a radio...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Franz Kafka
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In Franz Kafka's mind-warping novel, set in a bureaucratic wonderland, the hapless land-surveyor known only as K answers a summons to work at the mysterious Castle, only to find himself drawn into a labyrinth of terror and absurdity. Dramatised by Ed Harris Produced by John Taylor K - Dominic Rowan Frieda - Sammy T Dobson Jeremias - Mark Benton Artur - Daniel Weyman Teacher - Stephen Greif Gardena - Rachel Bavidge Amalia - Rachel Bavidge Olga - Victoria Elliott Barnabas - Neil Grainger Chief...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Nigel Kneale
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The acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Strickland re-imagines a classic seventies horror written by Nigel Kneale. In 1979, a team of scientists moves into a new laboratory in a Victorian mansion. When Jill Greely hears a strange disembodied scream, the team decides to analyse the phenomenon, which appears to be a psychic impression trapped in the wall. The scientists begin to realise that their work has disturbed something hidden beneath the stone, something ancient and malevolent.   Jill...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Clare Dywer Hogg
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As Pat catches up with an old friend in the park, it suddenly dawns on her that her four year old grandchild is no longer in the playground. Pat - Brid Brennan Emma - Lisa Dwyer Hogg Owen - Eugene O'Hare Ash - Ian McElhinney Policewoman - Fo Cullen Finn - Ronan Casey Lily - Clodagh Casey
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Franz Kafka
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Imagine being accused of something you've not only not done, you don't even know what it is. Imagine a series of quasi-authority figures invading your office, bedroom and streets at any time of day or night. Imagine the buildings and city in which you live changing in front of your eyes. Imagine a never-ending, increasingly frightening process in which you are the key player and the least in charge. Welcome to the world of Joseph Kay. Franz Kafka spawned a whole genre of writing and entered the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Lehman, Mark Gatiss
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Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman's unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - completed by Mark Gatiss. Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen. Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Sophie Radice
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Thriller based on a novel by Sophie Radice.  When Anna finds a boy alone and barefoot on Hampstead Heath, she accompanies him home for his own safety. But she is horrified to discover that he was left there on purpose to develop his independence, by his father, the famous parenting expert Professor Horace Henderson. A thriller which asks whether our society bubble wraps children, whether we have the right to interfere in other people's children's lives and how we become parents with the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Katharine Way
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Cassie has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. She falls in love with Danny and moves in with him. The problem is Danny has a protective older brother who thinks Cassie is faking her disability. A psychological thriller about sight and perception.  Steve - Anthony Flanagan Cassie - Erin Shanagher Danny - Gerard Kearns Becky/Nicola - Verity Henry Produced and directed by Gary Brown.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Harriet Walter stars in two of Harold Pinter's later plays, each providing her with a challenging role she has never taken on before. In 'A Kind of Alaska', she is Deborah, who has lost the last 29 years to sleep; and in 'Ashes to Ashes', Rebecca is haunted by an altogether different kind of loss. A Kind of Alaska: Deborah ..... Harriet Walter Hornby ..... Guy Paul Pauline ..... Indira Varma Directed by Toby Swift Ashes to Ashes: Rebecca ..... Harriet Walter Devlin ..... Nicholas Woodeson...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2015 Ayeesha Menon
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Second series of the crime drama set and recorded on location in India. Written by Ayeesha Menon and directed by John Dryden. Episode 1   On her release from jail, disgraced police inspector Alia Khan seeks a life of obscurity as a receptionist in a run down Mumbai hotel. But murder soon comes knocking at her door. Episode 2   Disgraced police inspector Alia Khan is enlisted to help catch a serial killer whose preferred location for his crimes is the rooftop of the hotel where Alia is...
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2015 Paula Hawkins
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Paula Hawkins' international bestseller comes to BBC Radio 4 in this thrilling multi-voice narration starring Sally Hawkins, Lyndsey Marshal and Zoe Tapper. Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2015 Ruth Rendell -
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Adaptation of Ruth Rendell's final, posthumously published novel. Read by Patricia Hodge.    Episode 1 Carl sells some slimming pills to his friend Stacey, setting off a sequence of catastrophic events.  Episode 2 Penniless and desperate, Carl is pushed to breaking point by his blackmailing tenant, Dermot.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2014 Harold Pinter
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In a remote farmhouse, Deeley and Kate await a visitor. Anna is Kate's best friend, though Deeley has never met her. Is the past really as they remember it? Old Times is a play about memory and desire. Tantalisingly enigmatic, it is a play about people in their forties looking back on old times, about reconciling the young person and the adult, about how you imagined things were going to be and how they turned out. Kate - Ruth Gemmell Deeley - Justin Salinger Anna - Olivia Williams Vocal coach,...
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2014 Hannah Vincent
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Sylvia is in hospital suffering from memory loss. She cannot remember anything about her life. The treatment she is undergoing is radical - she is suspended above the floor, hanging by her neck. Medical staff assure her that this way 'everything will fall into place'. As she hangs, Sylvia is visited by a series of figures, including her husband, her daughter and a man, calling himself her friend, whom she cannot recognize. But are these people real or phantoms? It soon becomes apparent that...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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"The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and each story explores the relationship between landscape and emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the collection that exemplify the...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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Nicola Walker stars as a police detective investigating a series of murders in London's Catholic community in this gritty psychological crime drama by Nick Perry. Each Roman Catholic parish compiles a Book of the Dead from the lists of departed loved ones submitted by parishioners. Printed on the front of the envelopes are three words: November Dead List. In our drama, a young priest opens one such envelope and discovers - not a list of the dead but a list of people he knows to be alive, and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2014 Sebastian Baczkiewicz
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Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport with 190,000 visitors each day. It is also the setting of a conspicuously large number of ghost stories. On Runway 1 there have been recurring sightings of a wandering manwearing a pin-striped suit and bowler hat, dating back to the 1948 DCS Dakota plane crash, Heathrow's first major air incident. Based on original research interviews, Ghosts of Heathrow draws on this and other pieces of local folklore to create a psychic adventure set in and around the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2014 Lucy Caldwell
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A young married couple, Tessa and James, hire a caravan for a week's holiday on the wind-swept Northern Irish coast with their two young children. It's make-or-break for their relationship: James is in love with someone else and wants a separation. Clambering over the sand dunes on the beach Tessa and the children get into difficulties and find themselves trapped in quicksand. When James realises what is happening to his family he turns and leaves them, running away. James insists he was...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2014 Edward Bond
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In true Bond style, this confronting and disturbing drama connects with realities of our lives and societies. A young man embarks on two journeys, He is in control of only one. He soon discovers there is no going back, from either. An arresting drama about the world today. Father - Roger Allam Mother - Helen Bang Son - Tim O'Hara Woman - Naomi Frederick Taxi Driver - Michael Stevenson Writer - Edward Bond Director - Edward Bond Producer - Turan Ali As one of the most important and prolific...
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2014 Alan Ayckbourn
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Susan is a middle-aged woman, trapped in a loveless marriage to a smug vicar, and estranged from her son. After a minor accident with a garden rake, her mind starts to conjure up the perfect fantasy family. But the line between imagination and reality soon becomes alarmingly blurred. Alan Ayckbourn's powerful tragi-comedy about a woman's mental breakdown, starring Lesley Sharp, Ben Miles, Owen Teale and Malcolm Sinclair. Susan.....Lesley Sharp Dr Bill Windsor.....Ben Miles Rev. Gerald...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2014 Ellen Dryden
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A haunting story about a woman's struggle to come to terms with the truth.  Emma is having trouble sleeping, she's having terrible nightmares. London is feeling claustrophobic. So when Emma unexpectedly inherits a lonely, dilapidated country cottage and a small fortune from a Great-Aunt Florence she's never met, she's hopeful of a new beginning. But the nightmares continue. Until, that is, she starts to uncover the secrets of Great Aunt Florence. Emma - Lyndsey Marshal Abigail - Anna...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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2014 Nick Walker
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Three stories by Nick Walker, featuring Scandinavian detective Annika Strandhed, leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police  Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of speedboats. As fictional Scandinavian detectives go, she's not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén, perhaps, but probably better company. In this second series of stories by Nick Walker -...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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2014 William Peter Blatty
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In this modern classic, a priest is called in to help a 12-year-old girl who appears to be possessed by an overwhelming demonic force. Dramatised by Robert Forrest. Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.  Karras - Robert Glenister The Demon - Alexandra Mathie Regan - Lydia Wilson Chris - Teresa Gallagher Kinderman - Karl Johnson Dyer - Bryan Dick Karl - Gerard McDermott Willie - Christine Absalom College President - Paul Stonehouse Dr Klein - Ben Crowe Dr Bowden - Sean Murray Mother -...
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2014 Ray Bradbury
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Iain Glen is the Illustrated Man in a dramatisation by Brian Sibley of Ray Bradbury's iconic short story collection. A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy. The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead. The...
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2014 Alastair Jessiman
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Glasgow's disused underground tunnels are the hunting ground for an injured ex-soldier who threatens to kill three men he holds responsible for cheating him out of an inheritance. When one of the men under threat goes missing, Glasgow psychic, Thomas Soutar, helps police in their search - but Thomas and his girlfriend, Kat, soon find there's danger much closer to home. Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Brodie - Simon Donaldson George - Finlay Welsh DI Crawford - Stevie Hannan Paul -...
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2014 Philip Palmer
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A dangerous obsession with immersive virtual reality games has deadly consequences. In the near future Harry is obsessed with totally immersive virtual reality gaming. Then one day he wakes up with a dead body lying next to him in bed. All evidence points to the fact that Harry is the killer. Harry even remembers doing it. But why? Did the violence of the games give him his gruesome blood lust? Or is something far more sinister going on? Slowly Harry uncovers a conspiracy that has its roots in...
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Episode 1 - A Bad Night Out The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Following a drunken altercation in a town centre a man has been arrested and held in police custody overnight. But the events of that night are disputed and the case explores whether the police acted improperly and gave evidence that was not entirely accurate. Is there a case for paying compensation? Rebecca Nyman - Clare Corbett Barrister Charlie Haines - Dan Starkey Rafid - Danny Rahim...
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2014 Ray Bradbury
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Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell lead an all-star cast in a thrilling dramatisation, re-imagining Ray Bradbury's timeless fable of doomed Martian colonisation. When the first expedition to Mars mysteriously disappears, Earth sends a second to find out what happened. But the real mission is classified. And only Captain Wilder knows the truth. Dramatised for radio by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle. Original Music: Imran Ahmad Sound Design: Alistair Lock Executive Producer: Dirk Maggs Produced and...
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2014 Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie's atmospheric murder mystery with an ingenious scam at its heart, dramatised by Joy Wikinson. Episode 1  A dying woman confesses a terrible secret about a 'pale horse' to her priest,giving him a list of names as she does so, but the priest dies before we can find out any more. It's down to our hero, Mark Easterbrook, a young-fogey historian to get to the bottom of it. Episode 2  Despite his girlfriend's irritation, young - fogey Mark Easterbrook can't resist looking into a...
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2014 Roy Williams
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Hard-hitting contemporary crime stories With Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun Episode 1 - Colin The story of Colin. Colin's wife and daughter have been brutally attacked in their home, but no-one seems to have broken in. When the truth finally comes out, even Max is taken aback.. Episode 2 - Jonny The story of Jonny. When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just can't seem to let it go. Episode 3 - Kellie The story of Kellie. Sean agrees to go for a drink with his old...
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2014 Matthew Broughton
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A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jasper's story. The second tells Eddie's. Demon Brother is a story about identity, sex and death.  Episode 1   When Jasper finds his father dead, a dark mystery begins to unfold. His dad kept a secret - Jasper has a twin brother, Eddie, whom he's never met. After the funeral the two brothers decide to swap lives. As Jasper escapes the confines of his faltering marriage and attempts to track down his father's killer, he...
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Philip K Dick's cult sci-fi novel inspired the film Blade Runner. In post-war 1992 androids are becoming indistinguishable from human beings, even in their capacity to love, and bounty hunter Rick Deckard is tasked with locating and retiring a rogue group of escaped androids who have fled a life of slavery and returned to Earth. Dramatised by Jonathan Holloway Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. Rick Deckard - James Purefoy Rachael Rosen - Jessica Raine Harry Bryant - Nicky Henson Eldon...
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2013 Nick Walker
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Annika Strandhed is a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Her neuroses - and she has a few - are mostly hidden by a boisterous manner and a love of motor boats. And she thinks she's funny - although her colleagues aren't so sure. Commissioned specially for Radio 4, these three stories by Nick Walker introduce us to a new Scandinavian detective: not as astute as Sarah Lund or Saga Norén perhaps, but probably better company. Episode 1 : A Body Of Water A sound is a body of...
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2013 Julian Simpson
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A single act of cyber-terrorism. A computer virus - incredibly advanced and coded in a language no one understands - is released onto the internet, encrypting every piece of information held on every system. All information is being held hostage. Alice Price is sent in to negotiate the safe return of the information before the world descends into chaos. But who are the terrorists and why have they asked for Price? Levine - Robert Glenister Daguero - Rufus Wright Pantalone - Tim McInnerny...
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2013 Julian Poidevin
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Psychological drama written by Julian Poidevin. Happy family life is disrupted when Tom's son Simon comes to stay. His arrival unearths the past, catalysing a chain of events that exposes old and new deceptions. Simon wants to fit in and be loved, Sophie wants to escape and be loved and Tom's second wife Lorna is forced to question the stability of her seemingly perfect home life.  Tom - Nicholas Gleaves Simon - Ashley Margolis Lorna - Sophie Thompson Sophie - Jessica Clark Dave - Nicholas...
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2013 Ayeesha Menon
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Police detective serial set and recorded on location in Mumbai. This fast-paced, six-part police thriller follows Alia Khan, a young woman inspector in the Bandra Division of the Mumbai Police Force, as she attempts to solve a series of crimes, make sense of her troubled past and cope with being a woman in a male-dominated and chauvinistic police force. Episode 1  - Gutter Baby When a baby is rescued from a gutter, it falls on the only female police officer on hand, Alia Khan, to look after...
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2013 Michael Butt
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In a desperate bid for water, a city-state plagued by drought has instituted a system of so-called Gifts, a weekly lottery that leads to the sacrifice of its young men. But the Gifts aren't working, and when the man in charge of the system sees his son's number called up, his faith is sorely tested. Edmund - Nicholas Jones Kenny - Will Howard Marianne - Christine Absalom Shelley - Tracy Wiles Lucy - Amaka Okafor Minister - Sean Murray Mr Greene - Paul Stonehouse Mrs Greene - Philippa Stanton...
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2013 Stephen Grosz
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The world bedevils us. To make sense of it, we tell ourselves stories. In a series of short, vivid, dramatic tales, using psychoanalytic insight without psychoanalytic jargon, The Examined Life tracks thecollaborative journey of therapist and patient as they uncover the hidden feelings behind apparently ordinary behaviour patterns. Written with precision and insight, these case studies are all based on actual people. While factually true, they demonstrate a novelist's sense of an ending and...
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Frank Chambers, a young drifter in 1930s California, stops at a diner and is offered a job. The owner is Nick Papadakis, and his much younger, beautiful wife, Cora. There is immediate sexual chemistry between Frank and Cora, and they begin a passionate affair. Cora is tired of working at the diner, and of her husband, so they decide to murder Nick and start a new life together. The plan is to hit Nick over the head and make it look like he drowned in the bath. But the plan goes wrong, and soon...
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In The Lotos Effect, Linus Scott is a General Practitioner dealing with the normal range of ailments when he is called to the home of a young woman struggling with a recurring nightmare. But after a second teenager independently reports the same dream, something happens which moves events into a more sinister dimension. A man called Linus Scott, a woman called Alice Pyper and a remote East Coast village called Ait - these are the only ingredients of this returning series which remain constant....
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In The Abominable Man, Martin Beck is called in to work in the middle of the night to see the butchered body of a senior policeman. He begins to investigate, dogged by a sense that catastrophe is imminent and once again, his instinct is correct. Translator Thomas Teal Dramatised by Katie Hims  Narrator -  Lesley Sharp Narrator -  Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - teven Mackintosh Lennart Kollberg - Neil Pearson Gunvald Larsson - Ralph Ineson Einar Ronn -  Wayne Foskett Frederik Melander -...
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2013 Roy Williams
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The second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator... He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the...
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2013 Alastair Jessiman
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A journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. Thomas is brought in by police to investigate his disappearance. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing DI Crawford - Simon Tait DS Gilhoolie - David Ireland DCI Waller - Lewis Howden Kat - Julie Duncanson Tyler - Alasdair Hankinson Liz - Lucy Hollis Other parts are played by the cast. Produced and directed by Bruce Young
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2013 Adam Ganz
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Under the Nazis, Michel Oppenheim - lawyer, patriot and porcelain collector - is made head of the Jewish community in Mainz. The minutes of his regular meetings with Gestapo functionary Schwoerer survive. Civilly, they discuss the pettiest details of Nazi terror and arrangements for the deportations east. Thanks to his non-Jewish, wife Oppenheim survives. Once the war ends, the tables are turned. Schwoerer begs Oppenheim for a testimonial, which could save him from a US war crimes trial and...
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2013 Barbara Pym
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Barbara Pym's delightful comedy of rural relationships, set in 1950, about two women in pursuit of happiness Narrated by Penelope Wilton, starring Susie Blake and Emma Fielding. Episode 1  It's the 1950s, and Jane intends to do a better job as a vicar's wife when her husband moves to a new parish. Episode 2  A year after the death of his wife, Fabian permits a clear out. Jane is keen to satisfy her curiosity. Narrator - Penelope Wilton Prudence - Emma Fielding Jane - Susie Blake Canon...
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2013 Dermot Bolger
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Dublin, 2005, the height of the property boom. Alice and Frank long to move from their city terrace to a bungalow by the sea but with house prices constantly escalating how are they ever going to compete in the bidding wars? The solution comes from their neighbour, a property developer, who proposes a lucrative business opportunity. Is this proposition just too good an opportunity to turn down? With Dublin's property market soaring to dizzy heights, what could they possibly lose? Frank - Dermot...
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2013 Algernon Blackwood
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Supernatural tales by English short story writer Algernon Blackwood Abridged by Robin Brooks. Read by Matthew Marsh Produced by Clive Brill Episode 1 - Keeping His Promise Marriott is cramming for an exam when he is disturbed by a late-night visitor, and an unexpected reminder of the past. It is an old school friend, but why is he so tired and so hungry? Episode 2 - The Land of Green Ginger Elderly novelist Mr Adam has been asked to describe what made him start to write. He recalls an...
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2013 W Somerset Maugham
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Somerset Maugham's classic play, with Sian Thomas and David Calder. Written in 1932 For Services Rendered is Somerset Maugham's incisive state-of-the-nation play - written fifteen years on from the end of WW1. Set in late summer 1932 in Kent, the Ardsley family seem to be managing their lives very well but in reality each of them is fighting for survival. The Ardsley children are facing unpromising futures: Ethel is married to a former officer who is not quite the man she hoped he'd be; Eva is...
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On his return to work after recuperating from a bullet wound in the chest, Martin Beck's first case is a conundrum: the body of a man who has been shot dead is discovered in a sealed room, but there is is no gun. Meanwhile, Kollberg and Larsson are on the trail of a pair of bank robbers. Translated by Paul Britten Austin Dramatised by Katie Hims Narrator - Lesley Sharp Narrator - Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - Steven Mackintosh Lennart Kollberg - Neil Pearson Gunvald Larsson - Ralph Ineson...
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Martin Beck reluctantly takes on a security operation set up to protect a controversial American Senator from a terrorist attack whilst he is in Sweden on an official visit. Meanwhile, a young woman is accused of bank robbery. Translated by Joan Tate Dramatised by Katie Hims Narrator - Lesley Sharp Narrator - Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - Steven Mackintosh Kollberg - Neil Pearson Larsson - Ralph Ineson Einar Rönn - Wayne Foskett Frederik Melander - Adrian Scarborough Skacke - Sam Alexander...
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2013 Christopher Coake
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Thirty-something Mark Fife believes he has moved on from the accidental death of his young son Brendan and the subsequent break-up of his marriage. He's successful, in love again, and he thinks he's mastered his own memories at last. But when a strange woman tells him she believes her house is haunted by Brendan's ghost, his life is thrown into turmoil. Mark doesn't believe in ghosts, but his distressed ex-wife does, and he really wants to help her. So much so that he begins to doubt his own...
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2013 Frances Iles
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Emilia Fox, Ben Caplan and Patricia Hodge star in a dramatisation of the novel that Alfred Hitchcock based his film, 'Suspicion' on. Set in the early 1930s, Emilia Fox plays the part of Lina - a girl in her latetwenties, from a wealthy family. In danger of becoming a spinster, life changes for the better when Lina meets Johnnie Aysgarth, a charming stranger who proposes marriage. Johnnie saves Lina from a boring life with her parents and whisks her off on an extravagant honeymoon. But on their...
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2013 Virginia Gilbert
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Following his divorce, David lives alone with his twelve year-old daughter Helen. Clara, Helen's mother, has remarried Tom, a successful journalist. Helen sees them at weekends and for holidays. When Helen, seemingly out of the blue, makes a shocking and violent accusation against Tom, claiming he's molested her, it has devastating results for everyone involved. Helen is a powerful, contemporary drama about a family torn apart by anger, weakness and resentment. The play explores the damage we...
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2013 Henrik Ibsen
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Henrik Ibsen's provocative tale of family secrets and lies, in a version adapted and directed by Richard Eyre originally produced for the Almeida Theatre, London, and then performed in New York. Helene Alving, a widow, is delighted that her son has returned home to Norway from his artist's life in Paris. The orphanage founded in her husband's name is about to open with the blessing of the local pastor, but there are family secrets and ghosts of the past beneath the surface of her ordered life...
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2013 Sylvia Plath
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Sylvia Plath's haunting and only novel tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a talented girl with a prestigious internship on a magazine in New York in 1953. With dreams of becoming a writer and an impressive track record of scholarships and prizes, Esther seems to have it all - and knows she should be 'having the time of her life'. But between the cocktail parties and the piles of manuscripts, unsatisfactory men and the choices ahead, she finds herself spiralling into confusion and depression....
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2013 William Golding
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William Golding's classic story about a group of boys plane-wrecked on a deserted island. First published in 1954, William Golding's classic fable of mankind's capacity for good and evil is one of the masterpieces of 20th-century literature, so much so that has it long ago reached the status of a cultural referent. Judith Adams' four-part dramatisation captures the adventure, atmosphere and chilling undertones of Golding's tragic vision. Dramatised by Judith Adams, with Ruth Wilson narrating. ...
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Episode 1  Burn Gorman plays a detective investigating a brutal murder in 1980s London. He has little to go on except for the cassette diaries left by the victim. Fragments of his life, recorded at different times, punch through into the present, and supply the detective with elusive clues to the true nature of the man's fate. Episode 2  Through a series of encounters with the people who knew him alive, and through the cassette tapes he left behind, the detective builds up a picture of...
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2013 Philip Palmer
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30 years from now, Astronaut Kadian Giametti becomes the first human to walk on Mars. But on his return to Earth he wakes up in a quarantine cell from which he's not allowed to leave. Slowly Kadian learns the truth about what's happened on Earth while he's been away, and what he's brought back with him. Kadian - Edward Hogg Jenna - Amita Dhiri Directed by James Robinson A BBC Cymru Wales Production.
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2013 Janet Frame
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The autobiography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, dramatised for radio by Anita Sullivan.   Janet Frame was New Zealand's best known but least public author. The author of twelve novels, four story collections, one book of poetry and three volumes of autobiography, even at the height of her success Frame shunned publicity, which had the effect of making the media and her readership even more intrusively interested. Frame's story is extraordinary. As her biographer Michael King said,...
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2013 Agatha Christie
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Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam hears about a series of murders from a dotty old lady he meets on a train. Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson Episode 1 Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam doesn't believe little old Miss Pinkerton when she tells him that she's off to Scotland Yard to report a serial killer on the loose in her quiet English village. But he's soon forced to reconsider. Episode 2 Luke Fitzwilliam can no longer believe that so many deaths in the tiny village of Wychwood-under-Ashe are a...
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2013 Albert Camus
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In Camus's classic existential novel Meursault refuses to pretend and is prepared to face alone the indifference of the universe.  Dramatised by John Retallack from the translation by Sandra Smith Directed by David Hunter Meursault - Alex Lanipekun Magistrate - Michael Bertenshaw Celeste - Arthur Hughes Chaplain - John Norton Prosecutor - Sean Murray Marie - Priyanga Burford Salamano - Sean Baker Raymond - Stephen Hogan Fifi - Sirine Saba Defence - David Seddon Nurse - Carys Eleri
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Episode 1 - One of the Lads Did sexist bullying drive a high flying police woman out of her job? An employment tribunal has to decide if she was treated unfairly.  Suzy, ferociously bright and driven, rose rapidly through the ranks in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police. Over the years she didn't just cope with the situation - she thrived on it. But after a move to East Yorkshire Police her career went into a downward spiral. Suzy claims sexist bullying drove her out of the job she loved....
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2013 Peter Whalley
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A chilling psychological mystery drama about identity, fraud and self belief A son tracks down his estranged father only to discover that someone has beaten him to it. A stranger has taken his identity and claims to be his Father's only son.   Laura -  Gillian Kearney Elaine -  Denise Black Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.
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